Fabric Count

Fabric count, is defined as "the number of ends (warp yarns) and picks (filling/weft yarns) counted per inch in a woven fabric" (Source - Dictionary of Fiber and Textile Technology).

Thread Count is defined as "the number of ends (warp yarns) and picks (filling/weft yarns) counted per inch in a woven fabric. For example: a 180 thread count sheet may have 90 warp yarns in one inch and 90 fill/weft yarns in one inch. The two numbers are added together to give the total thread count per inch" (Source - Dictionary of Fiber and Textile Technology).

Thread count is often specified for bed linen.

Count can be measured using a variety of devices, ranging from an electronic yarn counter to a manual "linen tester." Special fabric preparation or techniques may be required to measure the count of tightly woven plain weave  fabrics, as well as twill and satin weave fabrics.

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FABRICS

1. Introduction
2. Classification
3. Woven Fabrics
- Weight
- Count
- Grain
- Balance
- Width
3.1 Basic Weaves
- Construction
- Plain
- Twill
- Satin
- Performance
- End Use
- Care
3.2 Complex Weaves
- Construction
- Figure
- Surface Figure
- Pile
- Double Cloth
- Other Woven
- Performance
- End Use
- Care
4. Knitted Fabrics
4.1 Weft Knits
- Jersey Knit
- Rib Knit
- Purl Knit
- Variations
- Double Weft
- Performance
- End Use
- Care
4.2 Warp Knits
- Tricot
- Raschel
- Performance
- End Use
- Care
5. Nonwoven Fabrics
- Web Formation
- Bonding
- Performance
- End Use
- Care
6. Other Fabrics
- Multicomponent
- Open-mesh
- Tufted
- Braided
- Embroidered
- Performance
- End Use
- Care
7. Other Materials 
7.1 Leather
- Faux/Imitation Leather
- Performance
- End Use
- Care
7.2 Fur
- Faux/Imitation Fur
- Performance
- End Use
- Care
 
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